International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.140128

Pages: 111-112

Author: Arati *, MB Gaur

Abstract: Skin is the body's largest organ and has excellent cosmetic value. It is one of the five gyanendriya (sense organs). i.e., sparsha gyan (touch sensation) gets from it. So, it has immense importance for an individual's physical and mental well-being. It is most vulnerable to diseases as it exposes to the external environment. There are many reasons behind skin problems; the most striking is today’s busy and stressful life. Skin disorders affect all ages, from neonates to elderly persons. Ayurveda has explained vast descriptions of lepa kalpana, of various skin diseases and beauty. The medicines in the form of a paste used for external applications are called lepas. Ayurveda has explained a lot of things which are unique concepts about beauty and also an effective and cheaper, long-lasting therapy without any side effects. Mukha lepa (face pack) is a concept in which a thick and consistent paste is applied on the face to treat acne, pimples, scars, marks and pigments in Ayurveda Mukha lepa is simply effective skin care treatment mainly for the nourishment of skin and also aids in skin cleansing and make it soft and transparent. Mukha lepa also helps to increase the skin's elasticity and thereby prevents skin ageing, avoids wrinkles on the face and gives a good elasticity and tone. The primary purpose of this article is to provide details about the lepa kalpana from Ayurveda, which offers more benefits to the skin for complexion and skin ailments.

Keyword: lepa kalpana, mukha lepa, Ayurveda, skin diseases.